The Gift You Wouldn’t Expect

The Gift You Wouldn’t Expect

All good gifts come down by the Father of the heavenly lights, who doesn’t change like shifting shadows (James 1:17). This verse is the foundation of a new message I’ve shared recently. It’s a fitting verse for this time of year–God sending...
20 Survival Tips for Parenting Independence

20 Survival Tips for Parenting Independence

I woke in the middle of the night and looked at my phone. No text. I checked again. Only Twitter, Instagram and email notifications. Not what I was looking for. What I was looking for was a “Thanks, Mom, I love you,” or at least an “I love you,...
When You Feel Helpless After the Election

When You Feel Helpless After the Election

I looked through Twitter highlights someone had on their Facebook feed. Though the riots and media response to the election unsettled me, these made me feel helpless. I was shocked at how people are treating others.  Do You Feel Helpless? No matter where you fall in...
Are You a Mess? You’re in Good Company

Are You a Mess? You’re in Good Company

She had every reason to be a mess. She was one of two wives (every girl’s dream). The other wife was her enemy. Scripture even says so (1 Samuel 1:7). Her rival provoked her and intentionally bullied her. Women do that sort of thing. If that wasn’t bad...
Writing About The Hard Stuff By Laura L. Smith

Writing About The Hard Stuff By Laura L. Smith

I’m excited to be hosting several guest posts over the next several months – author, writers and bloggers who have things to share beyond the picture perfect image. You’ll find their posts under the “About” tab. Also, I’m guest...